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Kit Bakke Comes to Whistler Reads at Cornucopia

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Our Whistler Reads Cornucopia party last year was such a success, they have asked us to do it again! Join us in Whistler, November 10th for a "Suffragette Luncheon" with Seattle author, Kit Bakke whose first novel, Ms. Alcott's E-mail (David R Godine Books, Sept 2006) is getting rave reviews. Wine provided by Sumac Ridge Estate Winery and a delicious lunch and demonstration by Vancouver's hottest new restaurant, NU. Purchase Tickets Here. Learn more...

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September 21, 2006

What you didn't know about Ms. Alcott

Did you know Louisa May wrote erotica, and was the first woman in Concord to register to vote? There is more than meets the eye to this fiesty woman who "loved freedom and independence!" The success of her classic, Little Women in fact galled Louisa, that people would associate her as, "just a children's book author." But she made more money than any other author in 1870, was one of the forerunners of the women's movement, and a neighbor and friend of Thoreau and Emerson, and more.  

Kit Bakke is just the person to tell us about her—she's been communicating with her via email, and the two have become quite good friends. Her book is filled with interesting information about the period, about the woman and about issues germane to us all with her own modern perspectives on some timeless issues. Kit's talk promises to enlighten and engage you.  Join us!  




About the Author

Kit Bakke has two Master's degrees and worked as a Clinical Informations System Consultant. Before that she worked as a pediatric nurse. She has been a rights activist and modern-day woman of issues who apparently had a 400 page FBI file on her for her involvement in the Weather Underground - a notorious group that was against the Vietnam War. She lives in Seattle with her family. Ms. Alcott's E-Mail is her first book. It is a combination of biography, review and memoir. Reviews from the Seattle Times, Washington Post, Bloomsbury Review, Booklist and Library Journal have been very positive. Also see the Bellingham Herald interview.

Cornucopia Food and Wine Festival

Cornucopia Food and Wine Festival held each year in November used to be Whistler's "down" time. Now it is one of the busiest.  Famously known for the body-painted females at the Barefoot Bistro parties, we decided last year to reciprocate with our own male body-painted eye-candy.  This year's suffragette theme will have our gentlemen in little else than a "Give Women the Vote" placard! No prudes allowed!

More About Nu

Vancouver is fourth in the world after London, Rome and Paris for destination dining, and NU , located on the waterfront of False Creek at 1661 Granville Street, is one of the hot new dining destinations. Executive Chef du cuisine is Robert Clark. (menu shortly)

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Located in the beautiful Okanagan in Summerland, Sumac Ridge wines have been winning awards and just getting better and better. Don't take our word for it, come and taste!



Pre-Reading Suggestions

Who is The Weatherman?

  • Little Women. Surely a book to rival Jane Austen's Pride and Predjudice for the number film renditions, plays and productions adapted from it.


 

 

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